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Inca Corn Amulet

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Stone: Pre 1492   item# 1298385 (stock# IN627)

Inca Corn Amulet
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An unusual Inca stone amulet from Peru, ca. 1300 – 1500 AD. It is 3-1/4” high and depicts two conjoined ears of corn. Nicely detailed, heavy mineral deposits.


Chimu Fruit Effigy

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 1293805 (stock# CH1144)

Chimu Fruit Effigy
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A beautiful Chimu phytomorphic effigy vessel from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. It is 7-1/2” high and depicts a fruit or seed pod. It is sculpted in realistic detail, is highly burnished and shows strong mineral deposits.


Moche Owl Deity

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 1293799 (stock# MO1609)

Moche Owl Deity
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A rare Moche deity head vessel from Peru, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This superbly detailed example is 5-1/4” high, 6-1/2” wide and portrays an owl deity. The curved beak is surrounded by piercing eyes and reptilian heads are used as ear ornaments. Minor restoration of rim chips, else in excellent condition, with strong mineral deposits.

Cf. Larco Hoyle “Los Mochicas II”, page 344 for similar from the Herrera Museum.


Moche Canchero

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000   item# 1293076 (stock# MO2025)

Moche Canchero
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An excellent Moche canchero from Peru, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This beautifully decorated ceremonial water dipper is 11-1/4” long and has a handle terminating in a jaguar head. The underside features a pair of animated serpents, as well as additional dιcor resembling textile fringe. In excellent condition, with strong paint and mineral deposits.


Gallinazo-Viru Warrior

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 1291289 (stock# GV78)

Gallinazo-Viru Warrior
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A fine Gallinazo-Viru warrior vessel from Peru, ca. 1 – 100 AD. It is 8” high and depicts a warrior with club and shield. He is wearing an ornament studded cap and has diamond designs incised on his face. The chambers are decorated with the negative resist painting characteristic of the type.

Cf. Berrin "Ancient Peru", page 92 for the type.


Moche Portrait Vessel

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 1290672 (stock# MO2018)

Moche Portrait Vessel
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A choice Moche Portrait vessel from Peru, ca. 400 – 700 AD. It is 4-1/4” high and depicts an individual wearing a feline pelt headdress and large ear ornaments. His face is elaborately decorated with ritual tattoos in the form of a large curled mustache and he is wearing an unusual necklace. In excellent condition, with strong paint and good mineral deposits.


Chancay Textile Bag

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Handiwork: Pre 1492   item# 1286979 (stock# CY471A)

Chancay Textile Bag
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A fine Chancay coca bag from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. It measures 3” x 2-1/2” and is woven with beautiful traditional patterns. The bag contains an offering of a piece of alpaca hide covered in red pigment. In excellent condition.


Inca Bone Cup

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Handiwork: Pre 1492   item# 1286768 (stock# IN597)

Inca Bone Cup
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A rare Inca bone cup from Peru, ca. 1300 – 1500 AD. This rare example is 2-1/2” high and is made from hollowed out bone. It is decorated with a variety of deeply incised designs and shows extensive mineral deposits.


Inca Stone Conopa

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre 1492   item# 1281493 (stock# IN476)

Inca Stone Conopa
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A gorgeous Inca stone conopa from Peru, ca. 1300 – 1500 AD. This exquisitely carved example is 2” high, 2-1/4” long and depicts a finely detailed alpaca with an expressive face. It is carved from beautiful alabaster that has great color variations and the offering cavity occupies nearly the entire body. Choice example.


Huari Polychrome Bowl

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000   item# 1270623 (stock# HU200)

Huari Polychrome Bowl
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A superb Huari bowl from Peru, ca. 650 – 800 AD. This rare example is 6-1/2” in diameter and features a pair of superbly detailed human heads jutting from the sides. They have eerie facial dιcor and are separated by serpentine and star designs encircling the chamber. Intact, with vivid paint and strong mineral deposits.


Moche Reptilian

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 1267623 (stock# MO1816)

Moche Reptilian
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An unusual Moche reptilian figure from Peru, ca. 400 - 700 AD. It is 8-1/2" high and depicts either a deity or a shaman transformed into a reptilian creature. He is posed seated and is nicely adorned with a headdress featuring a small skull ornament, ear plugs and bracelets, as well as a shuspa tied around his waist. A rare transformation effigy in excellent condition, good mineral deposits.


Huari Serpent Jar

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000   item# 1265172 (stock# HU176)

Huari Serpent Jar
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An excellent Huari polychrome vessel from Peru, ca. 650 – 800 AD. This elaborately decorated bottle is 7-3/4” wide, 7” high and is decorated with a conjoined serpent motif. The back side shows a mantle with decorative fringe and the flared spout has a checkerboard design. In excellent condition, with intact suspension loops and strong mineral deposits.


Inca Corn Paccha

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre 1492   item# 1262657 (stock# IN547)

Inca Corn Paccha
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A rare Inca paccha from Peru, ca. 1300 – 1500 AD. This elaborately molded vessel depicts a ceremonial bowl overflowing with corn, representing a successful harvest. It is 7-1/4" in diameter, with one of the flanges forming the pouring spout of the paccha. Pacchas are vessels through which Chicha or water was passed during fertility rituals. This shows the abiding Andean belief in reciprocity: humans give the earth what they hope to receive from it. In exceptional condition, with strong ...click for details


Ica Polychrome Olla

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000   item# 1261647 (stock# IC34)

Ica Polychrome Olla
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A lovely Ica polychrome olla from Peru, ca. 900 – 1500 AD. This ovoid form vessel is 5-1/2” high and is decorated with the intricate designs characteristic of this type. In perfect condition, with vivid paint and good mineral deposits. Comes with ring base.


Moche Figural Jar

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 1255129 (stock# MO1847)

Moche Figural Jar
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A choice Moche figural vessel from Peru, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This nicely detailed jar is 5-1/4” high and depicts a seated man wearing layered clothing. He is adorned with a fancy headdress, large ear ornaments and a broad collar. Intact, with good paint and mineral deposits.

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